Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 12/26/12
USC arrived in El Paso on Wednesday for their New Years Eve Sun Bowl date against Georgia Tech. In addition to playing in his first bowl game, El Paso could also be a source for answers for Trojans wide receiver Robert Woods. The USC junior submitted paperwork to the NFL for a draft evaluation. As part of the process, he sent game film for evaluators to watch and in return hell get a grade and a projected draft position. Itll help or hinder my decision depending on what it says, said Woods of the evaluation. Also playing a role, Woods says, will be the game itself. In particular, who plays quarterback for USC in the bowl game. The status of Matt Barkley is still in question as he continues to rehab from a shoulder injury suffered against UCLA, which means backup Max Wittek could get his second career start. Wittek started the regular season finale against Notre Dame and has received the majority of the first team reps during bowl practices in Los Angeles. Barkley still hasnt practiced and isnt expected to, at least, until the team touches down in El Paso. If Max plays then you definitely see how that game will go and how we respond together and see what we can do next year, Woods said. It's not a given Wittek will be the heir to Barkley next season. Head coach Lane Kiffin said the quarterback competition for Barkleys successor is still wide open. If Woods is projected to be a first round pick, its believed that he will turn pro. Woods has been tabbed as a wide receiver with great hands and route running ability. This season, he caught 73 balls for 813 yards and 11 touchdowns. Last season, as a sophomore, Woods broke Keyshawn Johnsons single season conference record with 111 receptions. That record was broken this season by his teammate Marqise Lee. After announcing earlier this month that he would forego his senior year to enter the NFL Draft, Cals Keenan Allen is expected to be the first wide receiver taken in the draft. Other early entrant wide receivers include Tennessees Justin Hunter and West Virginias Stedman Bailey.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
The Best Names in College Football for 2016
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Wentz unlikely to see any playing time this season

Minnesota Wild names Prince’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ official goal song

Gabby Douglas joining judges for Miss America pageant

Recruit decommits from Michigan after mail mistake

Dez Bryant reportedly suffers concussion at practice

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Kobe Bryant to be honored with his own day in LA on 8/24

Colts sign Antonio Cromartie

Connor McDavid: 'I’m not some 18-year-old kid anymore'

Aguayo seeks out mental coach after missing kicks

Josh Norman unloads on Goodell: He is 'straight horrible'

Siemian named Broncos starter for third preseason game

One Gotta Go: NFL legends (and Jose Canseco!) have no love for Captain America

Four WNBA teams to pay attention to post-Olympic break

Ranking the uniforms of the NFL from worst to best

Madden 17 shows how vital a fresh coat of paint can be

Why people just can't get behind the Washington Nationals

Washington's Josh Norman speaks candidly about multiple NFL talking points

Derrick Rose: Knicks have chance to win every game

Ranking the MLB divisional races

Inside the Pokemon World Championships, where masters are born

NFL players under most pressure in preseason Week 3

Tre Mason's mother: RB is like '10-year-old' due to head injuries

What we learned from this year's baffling SummerSlam event

College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

One Gotta Go: NFL legends (and Jose Canseco!) have no love for Captain America

Ranking the uniforms of the NFL from worst to best

Four WNBA teams to pay attention to post-Olympic break

Madden 17 shows how vital a fresh coat of paint can be

Why people just can't get behind the Washington Nationals

QUIZ: Name every player to win a championship with Kobe Bryant

Inside the Pokemon World Championships, where masters are born

What we learned from this year's baffling SummerSlam event

Football Down Under: Looking back at college football overseas

31 memories from the XXXI Olympiad

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker